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Broad Peak (8048 M) Expedition



High Light: Broad Peak is located approximately five miles from K2 along the Baltoro glacier. En route to base camp for Broad Peak, the twelfth highest mountain in the world, climbers and trekkers alike can visit the Gasherbrums, the Trangos, K2, and Chogolisa. On a good day, both Chogolisa and K2 can be seen from the upper reaches as well as from base camp of this extraordinary mountain.It's name was originally set as K3, as in the third mountain measured in the Karakoram range, right after the famed K2. But when on-lookers later viewed the peak in closer detail, they discovered that its summit was over a mile long and hence the name "Broad Peak."
Best Time: May to August


Day01: Arrival in Pakistan

Welcome in Pakistan at Islamabad and transfer to hotel for rest

Day02: Islamabad – Briefing

In the morning, we will visit Alpine club of Pakistan for a briefing session and for permit formalities. Afternoon free.

Day03: Islamabad - Chilas

We depart from Islamabad and arrive at Besham crossing the famous towns of Abbottabad and Mansehra. Later on ffollowing the upstream course of River Indus, we will make photo stops at Shatial rocks with ancient graffiti's on it. After a long day aboard, we arrive at Chilas and transfer to hotel for overnight

Day04: Chilas - Skardu

We keep on following the course of River Indus, and make a brief stop at Chilas rocks carvings. Our next stop is at Nanga Parbat viewpoint which offers breathtaking views of the huge massif of Nanga Parbat. Before entering into the narrow gorge of River Indus, we make another stop at the unique point where three mountain ranges, Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindu Kush meet near the confluence of Indus and Gilgit Rivers.

Our onwards journey is through the narrow and barren gorge of Indus and the scenery changes at Kachura, a picturesque lake of Baltistan, where we make a brief stop and later drive on to Skardu town to stay for overnight hotel.

Day05: Day free at Skardu

This is a free day at Skardu to make an optional trip to Satpara, another vast and picturesque lake of Baltistan. Our staff will make arrangements for porters and make last minute shopping for the expedition

Day06: Skardu – Askole ( 3000m )

We depart by jeeps from Skardu and enter into Shigar Valley across River Indus. From Shigar, we continue our drive along Shigar and Braldu Rivers to the legendary village, Askole, a kick point for expeditions and trekking parties for most of the famous mountains in Baltistan.

Day07: Askole – Jhola ( 3200m )

We start our trekking from Askole and making a stop at Korofon, a green campsite and crossing Domurdo River we arrive at campsite. A full day's walk mostly on flat ground helps us to acclimatize.

Day08: Jhola – Paiyu ( 3600m )

Another full day walks with through portion of crossing river by Jhola.the flying fox. Later on we arrive at Paiyu for overnight.

Day09: Paiyu - Day Free

Paiyu is a traditional rest spot before climbing on Baltoro Glacier and the last place to find trees of the region. Our campsite is under the Paiyu Peak which is not visible from campsite. In local language Paiyu stands for salt.

Porters enjoy a feast here as we provide them with meat. They prepare their food for next few days and enjoy a bonfire with dancing and beating drums. A memorable night in the far flung place,deep in the mountains

Day10: Paiyu - Khaburse ( 4000m )

We start our trekking on the glacier and make a traverse on Baltoro Glacier, the source of Braldu River to arrive at Liligo campsite. Walking onwards along the glacier, we arrive at campsite of Khaburse for overnight.

Day11: Khaburse - Goro I ( 4300m )

Our onwards walk, stay and everything is on the glacier for next few days. We cross Urdukas, the last place to grow grass and alpine flowers, en route and view of Paiyu Peak and Uli Biaho tower behind. Walking in the heart of glacier, Gasherbrum IV - 7929m is visible in her full glory. We pass by the Masherbrum Peak ( K-1 ) - 7821m and view Cathedrals across the glacier. Today our camp will be on the debris of Baltoro Glacier so be prepared for a chilly cold night

Day12: Goro I - Concordia ( 4700m )

We are walking in a gorge of high mountains i.e. Gasherbrum, Masherbrum, Cathedrals and Mustagh etc. Mustagh Tower is an eye catching peak on the route. We finally arrive at Concordia and camp under Mitre Peak. Enjoy the superb panorama of surrounding peaks at Concordia as one can see K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum-IV, Baltoro Kangri, Mitre, Crystal, Marble and Angel Peaks. Reaching at Concordia is rewarding as the first phase of the trek is com

Day13: Broad Peak base camp ( 5100m )

We walk to Broad Peak Base Camp. The walk is through heavily crevassed glacier but trekking is safe. At base camp we will stay for next days for acclimatization and climbing.

Day 14- Day45: Days are reserved to acclimatize, establish high camps and climbing.

Day46:

 

Broad Peak base camp to Ali Camp ( 4900m ) Walk down to Concordia and onwards to Ali camp walking on Vigne glacier

Day47: Ali Camp – Ghondoghoro La – Kheuspang ( 4680m ) A very early start to cross Ghondoghoro La at 5650m, our main challenge of the trek where we fix ropes to cross the crevassed slopes on both sides of the Pass. Once on the top of the pass, a clear day reveals superb panorama of the peaks all around. The Gasherbrums, Broad Peak and K-2 are visible superbly.We start descending down to our campsite and enjoy a relief as the hardest portion of the trek is finished and onwards is an easy walk down to Hushe.
Day48:

Kheuspang - Dalsangpa - Saistcho It is an easy and short walk to Dalsangpa, meaning a field of flowers. Superb views of towering Masherbrum and other peaks from the campsite. We enjoy almost a free day as the walking is quite easy in comparison to the previous day's adventure. Finally we are out from savage glaciers and start walking on dry ground. We descend down to Saistcho, a campsite along riverside with trees and greenery

Day49: Saistcho - Hushe - Skardu Our walk finishes at green and fertile village Hushe, the first permanent village after leaving Askole. We will drive by jeeps to Khaplu, a major division of Baltistan and known for its delicious fruits. Its other attractions include a Raja's Palace and an old mosque. We drive further to Skardu and stay in hotel after a long time.
Day50: Drive to Chilas or flight to Islamabad

Day51: Drive to Islamabad or debriefing in Alpine club

Day52: Free Day at Islamabad

Day53: Transfer to Islamabad airport flight back to home


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